The City of Yellowknife officially registered the trademark Yellowknife – Diamond Capital of North America™ in 1999 to establish itself throughout the national and international diamond industry.
What is the diamond Capital of Canada?
Here are five sparkling reasons why Yellowknife is Canada’s capital of diamonds.
Why is Yellowknife called the diamond Capital of North America?
Yellowknife sits along the north shore of Great Slave Lake, the deepest lake in North America and the 10th-largest lake on the planet. … It’s sometimes referred to as the “Diamond Capital of North America” because of its three diamond mines.
Why are diamonds found in Northwest Territories?
For the last 60 years, the Northwest Territories has turned from hunting land into large scale- resource extraction, such as diamond mining. It was not until 1991 that diamonds were officially discovered by non-indigenous people, specifically, by two geologists named Chuck Fipke and Stewart Blusson.
Where is the world’s largest diamond trading center?
The Tel Aviv Diamond Exchange, known locally as the ‘Bursa’, is the world’s largest diamond trading complex. The Exchange employs over 15,000 people from 1,500 companies working and trading here every day.
Nunavut means “our land” in the Inuit language of Inuktitut.
What does the Northwest Territories flag look like?
The flag features a blue field, on which is a Canadian pale (a white stripe taking up half the width of the flag), with at the centre, the shield from the coat of arms of the Northwest Territories. The blue represents the abundant Northwest Territories waters, whereas the white represents snow and ice.